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Cool Thing #87 About AIDS Legal Council

September 19, 2008

Imagine you have a question about cancer. You pick up the phone, call the nearest cancer center and say, “I’ve got a couple questions about cancer. Can I talk to an expert in the field?” There would be two chances of having your request granted: slim and none. Now imagine you have a question about…

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Hooray for the 110th Congress

September 18, 2008

Everyone loves to complain that our elected officials don’t care a petootie about the real struggles of everyday people. Well whaddya know, it seems the current Congress cares a whole lot about everyday people with disabilities — including people with HIV. To prove it, they’ve just passed powerful amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act…

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Lindsee to the Rescue!

September 18, 2008

The AIDS Legal Council’s newest paralegal and superhero-in-training is Lindsee Redmond, who came on board September 3. Lindsee grew up in the Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago, and she graduated from Pomona College last year with a degree in psychology and women’s studies. Why did the Council catch her eye when she was job hunting this…

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Going the Extra Mile … Or 1000

September 17, 2008

We can forgive Council paralegal Steve Barrera if he’s looking a little pooped today. He’s spent the last week or so talking with various officials in the criminal court in Pinellas County, Florida trying to make sure his client’s Social Security won’t be cut off. Why would a criminal court in Florida have anything to…

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Don’t Tell Me You Missed Our Party!

September 12, 2008

What?! You MISSED the ALCC’s fundraising fete Tropicalia, the most EXTRAVAGANT party of the YEAR?! Hang your head in shame! Our Brazilian-themed bash was a grand old time. We’ll have another shindig next summer, and we’ll expect you to show up this time! While you’re counting the days until our next party, look at the…

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Making Noise in New York

September 12, 2008

Council paralegal Kate Miller is just back from an important Social Security conference that took place at the LaGuardia Airport Marriott on Wednesday (yes, Kate went all the way to New York and spent the whole day at the airport…). The meeting, convened by the Social Security Administration, gave legal advocates and health care providers…

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Welcome to the Blog!

September 12, 2008

In 20 years providing free legal services to people with HIV, we at the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago have long prided ourselves on keeping up-to-date on the changing demographics of the epidemic, as well as the newly emerging legal issues that challenge people with HIV. And we’ve been so busy fighting for social justice…

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